Perth Glory central attacking midfielder Daniel De Silva and his family are in talks with an unnamed Serie A club over a move which could break the A-League transfer fee record ($1.3 million/€870,000/£720,000), per Shayne Hope at the West Australian.
The Italian club is Roma, according to Dave Lewis at SBS the World Game.
Last October, Glory turned down a $1 million (€670,000/£560,000) offer from Catania for De Silva, per Ray Gatt at the Australian.
De Silva is Glory's most valuable player since Ivan Ergic, who moved to Juventus in 2000.
Yet, Glory management have misused De Silva, rarely playing him and when he did see game time, he was isolated out wide, despite being the club's most technically gifted player.
De Silva, 17, made his professional debut at 15 years of age and is the future of Australian football.
He was the youngest goalscorer at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, per FIFA.com, and it is inexplicable how Glory management did not properly nurture him this season.